Sex-blogger accused joins NPP

By Lindsay Dentlinger

As the new National People's Party starts to put faces to the people behind the scenes, an unlikely person emerged on Thursday as its media liaison officer - none other than sex-blog accused Juan Duval Uys.

Only two weeks ago Uys was in the Cape Town magistrate's court fighting off crimen injuria claims against him lodged by mayoral committee member and ID caucus leader in the city Simon Grindrod.

Uys, from Kroonstad, is charged with crimen injuria in connection with a kiss-and-tell blog in which a male prostitute named Skye allegedly libelled a number of politicians, including mayoral committee member Simon Grindrod.

Grindrod, who is the deputy leader of the Independent Democrats, has denied the allegations. He has previously threatened to sue Uys for R12-million for defamation.